Social science is most commonly known as the scientific study of human society and social relationships. The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) identifies social science in disciplines like “sociology, psychology, political science, history, geography, economy and even medicine”.
A vital component of any social science is that scientific method is applied to the topic.
Some topics SNWA has covered in the past include: public health, urban planning, psychology, architecture and design, and media and education.
ScienceNetwork WA will continue to report on research in these fields that have taken rigorous scientific approaches to their study. We hope you enjoy reading about the fascinating research WA academics and scientists are undertaking under this broad umbrella called social science.